Today we take a look into the personal style of Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn's look was carefully cultivated almost to the point of looking effortless. Here are 10 Style Lessons from Marilyn Monroe
2.) relaxed separates although she was known to wear the tightest dresses in Hollywood, many of her sexiest and most loved looks are centered around relaxed separates.
3.) understated accessories She was often photographed dripping with jewels or wearing elaborate earrings for the red carpet but on her own time, Marilyn stuck to understated accessories or none at all.
4.) messy curls Marilyn experimented with all different hair styles and lengths but her messy curls are my favorite look!
5.) A neutral color palette In her personal wardrobe, she chose mostly neutral colors like white, cream, black, peach, blue and red. Marilyn definitely played with bold colors and patterns on occasion so don't be afraid to break out of your comfort zone every once in a while!
6.) perfect your beauty routine Marilyn's iconic look was attributed to her top secret beauty routine. Along with her makeup artist, she spent years figuring out what worked for her but once she found the products she loved, she kept them on hand at all times.
7.) wiggle dresses She was the queen of the wiggle with dresses tailored to fit perfectly in all of the right places. My favorite is this dress worn with Arthur Miller in England. If I were her, I would have never worn another dress again!
8.) capri pants you don't have to load your closet with impossibly tight wiggle dresses to bring a little Marilyn into your wardrobe. She loved to relax in capri pants paired with a sweater, button up or crop top. Look for well fitting capris in solids and patterns.
9.) strappy heels Marilyn must have had the most amazing show collection. She had 40 pairs made especially for her by Salvatore Ferragamo. Although she wore kitten heels, pumps, even flats, she was often spotted in a great strappy heel.
10.) tight knits a staple piece in any iconic pin up girl's wardrobe is a snug fitting knit top to wear over a pointy bra
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